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Brewed by Plzensky Prazdroj (SABMiller)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Plzen, Czech Republic

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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It is called the "model of meter" among beers. All other pilsners are a better or worse attempt to copy the original - the first ever Pilsner Urquell. Its unparalleled exceptionality is guaranteed by the same recipe dating from 1842.


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3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (321) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2013
This truly is the original pilsener, and holds up to its reputation and heritage well. Aroma is a bit uninteresting, but appearance is great with nice lacing and an appealing copper golden color. Standard pilsener bitterness and hoppiness, with a touch of sweetness. Good finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (106) - ITALY - JUN 2, 2015
Lattina da 0,5 l. Dorata, limpida, schiuma bianca non molto fine è poco persistente. Aroma debole di Saaz, malti chiari e citrico. Al palato malti chiari, citrico è bella nota amaricante erbacea sul finale. Corpo leggero, carbonatazione medio-alta.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jeja (3) - SERBIA - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Probably the best beer I’ve ever tried. Thumbs up! It’s rather difficult to find it in my country, which is too bad, but it will definitely be a reason more for me to travel. Needless to say that this beer is famous and the reason for it is justified, it is the perfect, light, opulent and refreshing beverage

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Homebrewilly (5) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
I haven’t had one in a while but I love this beer. Golden colour with a white head. Great saaz hop aroma, with a taste to match. It’s sweet but not too sweet, light malt flavour, light bitterness, and great well balanced hop flavour. It’s light and refreshing. This is how a Pilsner is supposed to taste!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kto (88) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 1, 2015
pours clear golden colour with a big white head and some lacing. aroma grains, perfume. caramel malts up front, hoppy bitterness develops toward the finish. citrusy hops, fruits, smoke. quite bitter overall, which is a plus. nice!

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gustavofnd (141) - SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUN 1, 2015
Uma cerveja pilsen bem boa pro estilo dela. Vale tomar novamente. Tomei em Berlim. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thmsboyd (71) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle BBE: 24/7/15. Well-chilled. Pours between amber and gold, completely clear, with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. Head a little patchy. Fresh, sweet, bready aroma with a perceptible, peppery hop character. A prolonged biscuity sweetness is balanced by a medium bitterness. Light-bodied, fizzy, foamy texture and a lasting, classic Pilsner taste. The gold standard in lager.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
creppyiceman (20) - POLAND - MAY 31, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2015 (bottle 500ml) Aroma: malty hoopy Appearance: golden,clear,big white head Taste: medium sweetness, , medium bitterness, Long lasting malty flavour . Palate:light body, thin feel, high carbonationwith bitter aftertaste. Overall: Legendery beer must-taste for every beergeek.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (2092) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
gedronken in Kroatie, Porec, helder gouden met witte kraag. Aroma van fruit, moutig. Smaken evenzo moutig, zwak granig, hopbittertje aanwezig, iets droog in de afdronk, matige body, matig bitter, complexer dan standaard pils.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1984) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Not bad. It’s always good to try a foreign beer. I love this taste for sure!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (191) - München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Reviewing from Pilsen at main square on tap. Medium aroma of oxidized spicy hops. The malt aroma is grainy sweet but also swords oxidation. Wonderful guild color with brilliant clarity and send white head. As with aroma, oxidation muddies the spicy Saaz and Moravian malt flavors. Bitterness is correct but s harsher than a normal pils. Medium body and adequate carbonation with minor astringency. Dry finish with slightly astringent aftertaste. Pasteurization and sloppy packaging seems to ruin one of the best beers in the world.


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